Contraceptives

Women of childbearing age who do not wish to become pregnant may wish to discuss birth control options with one of our gynecologists. There are many different types of birth control, from the pill to an IUD. Your doctor will discuss the many options available to you and help you decide which one is right for you based on your general health, sexual history and lifestyle. Remember that condoms are the only form of birth control that help protect against many sexually-transmitted diseases. 

Contraceptives options include:

  • The birth control pill
  • The IUD (Intrauterine device)
  • The implant (Implanon or Nexplanon)
  • The shot (Depo-Provera)
  • Nuva Ring
  • The patch (Ortho Evra)
  • Diaphram
  • Condom
  • Cervical Cap


Women and their partners can get a wealth of information on birth control from the website www.bedsider.org

It's best to discuss your options with your physician - talk to your doctor at your next exam or call to make an appointment today.